Marcie MacLellan
Head of Production + Founder

Marcie is the vision behind the business. Passionate about telling stories that truly inspire, she has delivered narrative and educational content across film, TV, print, mobile and digital for over 20 years. This includes work with the UK’s biggest film funders and leading global brands.

Marcie MacLellan is founder of Frank & Lively, an independent London-based film production company. She developed and produced the BAFTA-nominated and 6x BIFA-nominated feature film, APOSTASY (Frank & Lively, iFeatures, BFI, Creative England, BBC). Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival and theatrically released by Curzon Artificial Eye, this critically acclaimed debut feature went on to earn a further 22 international nominations, taking home five. The Hollywood Reporter said APOSTASY restored faith in British cinema, while Variety Magazine called it a “daring, devastating debut.”

In 2018, Marcie was nominated as Best Producer by the National Film Awards and Best Debut Producer by the British Independent Film Awards. Favouring stories that highlight gender inequality, and as a long-standing feminist activist, Marcie was nominated as an Entrepreneur of Excellence by the National Diversity Awards. In 2018, she founded a consistently sold-out event series that celebrates and inspires women in media. In 2017, she was named ‘One to Watch’ on Campaign Magazine’s Future Female List.

Marcie has garnered over 20 nominations for her internationally-screened short films, while her educational films have become part of both secondary and undergraduate school curriculum on subjects including climate change and gender equality. Her directorial debut, Summer School, premiered at the Women of the World (WOW) Festival (2010) and was presented by the Gender Research Group.

Marcie continues to speak at global events to challenge gender inequality in the film and advertising industry, writes for the Guardian, Financial Times, Campaign and The Drum and is proud to be named a ‘BAFTA Guru.’ With a BA in Journalism and MA in Film Production, she lectures at the Met Film and continues to support the education of young female storytellers through Film London EAN and Brighton Film School.

Marcie is a proud single mother of two gorgeous children and is based in London, England and Salt Spring, Canada.


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